Internships and work experience

Internships and work experience

Many students decide to go on a work placement during their university studies to increase their future job prospects.

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There many different types of work experience available to students:

  • vocation placements during the summer or winter breaks (usually in the students penultimate year)
  • internships are often 3 to 6 months
  • course related part-time or causal work
  • work experience that is embedded in your course work: Vocational experience
  • volunteering
  • clubs and societies.

Under the Fair Work Act, work experience generally needs to be paid, except where it is:

  • voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation
  • part of your course (a ‘vocational placement’ as defined in the Fair Work Act; this is work placement embedded into your course).

To learn more visit the Fairwork website.

Industry events and networking

Did you know that up to 70% of jobs are never advertised?

This hidden job market can be unlocked by learning how to connect and access Trinity’s global network of alumni.

The Careers & Alumni Office facilitate a wide range of networking events on campus.

Visit our events page for upcoming workshops, industry and networking events.